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Rare outbreak of honesty incurs Farage’s wrath

Boris Johnson's Wakefield candidate has angered the former Ukip leader by admitting the Leave campaign was "built on lies"

Conservative Party candidate, Nadeem Ahmed poses for pictures near the Conservative Party office in Wakefield ahead of the By-election on June 18 (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Nadeem Ahmed, who is fighting the Wakefield byelection for Boris Johnson, courageously stated that the Leave campaign in the EU referendum was “built on lies”, quitting the EU had triggered racist attacks and he not only regretted voting for Brexit but backed a second referendum.

This has, needless to say, incurred the wrath of Nigel Farage, who oversaw the reverse takeover of the Tory party by Ukip. “This sums up the Tory party: they believe in nothing but getting elected anyway”, retorted the man who was photographed standing gleefully beside a screen showing sterling plunging in value as the EU referendum result became clear.

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